ELVITEN EN TRIKALA
Tríkala es una ciudad mediana de alrededor de 82,000 habitantes con un centro histórico de la ciudad. El transporte público no ofrece soluciones de última milla al centro de la ciudad. ELVITEN establecerá una red compartida de 5 triciclos eléctricos y 5 cuadriciclos eléctricos.
ELVITEN ofrecerá una herramienta de incentivo y aplicaciones de monitoreo.
ELVITEN proporcionará demonstraciones gratuitas. En Tríkala, ELVITEN aborda a los usuarios de servicios de movilidad compartida y a los repartidores.
NOTICIAS / TRIKALA
ELVITEN Goes Live in Trikala!
The ELVITEN registration point in Trikala is ready to welcome users!
The city of Trikala is situated in the Northwestern part of Thessaly, Greece. Home to around 82,000 inhabitants, the Greek city experiences warm summers and mild winters. With a historic city centre and close proximity to an important UNESCO world heritage site, Trikala is a city with a lot to offer.
Although the city does not suffer from severe congestion due to its medium size, it still experiences congestion during peak travel times. The main points of congestion within the city are around the three bridges that cross the river passing through the city centre. While local public transportation provide an economic option, it does not deliver last-mile solutions to the city centre. In an effort to have fewer cars in the city centre, local authorities promote green mobility and work to expand the usage of Electric Light Vehicles (EL-V’s). ELVITEN focuses on establishing a shared network 10 EL-V’s (5 e-tricycles and 5 e-quadricycles) provided by Swiss manufacturer Kyburz.
Citizens interested in testing out an EL-V can visit the ELVITEN registration point and meet with an ELVITEN Trikala operator. After checking the relevant documents, accepted users are then registered and guided through the ELVITEN app, which is used to book the EL-Vs. Once a vehicle is booked, users receive the keys from the ELVITEN Fleet Manager and pick up the vehicle from designated parking spaces. Data and trip information is collected via black boxes which will be used by ELVITEN to analyse and propose guidelines for integration into the transport system.
ELVITEN has began operating in Trikala since February of this year and open to the public since April. Interested citizens can visit our Youtube page to learn more about how they can get involved!
e-Trikala & ELVITEN host Open Air Event
On 17 April, Trikala, ELVITEN partner e-Trikala hosted an open air event in the central square to introduce the five vehicles that will be offered for the purpose of touring, riding and simple daily tasks. Located at the Information Centre (InfoPoint), the event attracted citizens from all over the city interested in getting more informed, registering for the project and trying the vehicles.
Present at the event was the Mayor of Trikala, Dimitris Papastergiou. He gave a speech about the continuation of actions for sustainable mobility as well as the combination of green movements with green investment projects. The chairman of e-Trikala, Yannis Kotoulas, spoke about the essence of the program, namely the free movement of citizens, and the extraction of useful conclusions regarding the behaviour and benefits of electrification in cities and sustainable mobility.
Under the ELVITEN program, the testing of electric light vehicles will take place over a period of one year in Trikala along with the other five participating cities. In Trikala, there is a total of ten vehicles (five tricycles and five quadricycles) produced by KYBURZ will be tested. The tricycles EL-Vs are offered for common use to suppliers of light goods, while quadricycles are offered to citizens and visitors. The use of the vehicles are supported by booking services as well as through applications for collecting points in order to receive rewards and provide incentives for users.
The ELVITEN project (http://www.elviten-project.eu), co-funded by the European Commission through the HORIZON 2020 program, aims to promote the use of light-duty electric vehicles (EL-Vs) such as bicycles, scooters, tricycles and quadricycles, as a comfortable means of transportation in the cities. #letsgoelectric
ELVITEN: ready to transform the mobility in Trikala
The ELVITEN project will soon start the demonstration of Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) in the city of Trikala. From the end of this month, citizens of Greece’s first smart city will start seeing around the ELVITEN three-wheelers and four-wheelers EL-Vs.
In total, the city of Trikala is deploying 10 tricycles and 10 quadricycles which has been provided by the Swiss company Kyburz, one of the 21 project partners. The objective of these demonstrations is to evaluate the usefulness of this specific type of vehicles in Trikala, make Trikala’s citizens more familiar with the EL-Vs and finally encourage ICE vehicle users to switch to more sustainable means of transportation.
The deployment of the EL-Vs in Trikala, one of the six ELVITEN locations, will be accompanied by an awareness campaign in which all citizens are welcome to participate by sharing the #LetsGoElectric over the social media everytime they see one of the electric vehicles and share their opinions over electromobility.
With the objective of encouraging citizens to contribute to make Trikala a more sustainable and greener city, the ELVITEN partners in the city has put in place a number of incentives for those achieving the highest record toward using ELVITEN services and apps. The awards will range from useful everyday goodies (e.g. bottles of water, mugs, helmets etc.), to more entertaining services such as free cinema tickets, Mill of Elves Magic Park Free cards and Mill Of Elves gift Packages, free swimming pool subscription and much more.
Stay tuned for what is coming next!
The ELVITEN project will soon start the demonstration of Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) in the city of Trikala. From the end of this month, citizens of Greece’s first smart city will start seeing around the ELVITEN three-wheelers and four-wheelers EL-Vs. In total, the city of Trikala is deploying 10 tricycles and 10 quadricycles which has been provided by the Swiss […]